Punjab Population Census data 2011


Punjab Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Punjab has population of 2.77 Crores, an increase from figure of 2.44 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Punjab as per 2011 census is 27,743,338 of which male and female are 14,639,465 and 13,103,873 respectively. In 2001, total population was 24,358,999 in which males were 12,985,045 while females were 11,373,954.

The total population growth in this decade was 13.89 percent while in previous decade it was 19.76 percent. The population of Punjab forms 2.29 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 2.37 percent.

Punjab

Punjab is unarguably one of the most wonderful states in India with regards to the climate. The state has fabulous weather throughout the year which is also conducive for the growth of a variety of crops. The state has seen a lot of ups and downs during the years of freedom struggle and has developed to be one of the strongest states in India with respect to the economical conditions. Some of the most influential and powerful leaders of the country have emerged from this state and the current Prime Minister of the country also hails from the state of Punjab. The state of Punjab is the highest producer of Wheat in the country and a huge percentage of the country's army is represented by the wonderful state of Punjab.

The Population of Punjab according to the 2011 census stands at about 27 million, making it the 15th most populated state in India. The state is spread over an area of about 50000 sq. km. making it the 19th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 550 which is inevitable given the opportunities of growth and development in the state. The state has a growth rate of about 13% which is below the national average of 17%. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 73% a figure that has improved tremendously in the last few years due to the consistent efforts of the government. The sex ratio in Punjab leaves a lot to be desired as it lags behind the national average by a lot of points. The statistics in the Punjab Census 2011 reveal facts that can be instrumental in planning for a better development plan for the state.

Capital City

While Chandigarh is the capital city of Punjab state, largest remains Ludhiana as per census 2011. The languages spoken in the Punjab state includes Punjabi and Hindi. In total Punjab (PB) state comprises 20 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Punjab state is PB.

Punjab Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Punjab has seen upward trend and is 75.84 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 80.44 percent while female literacy is at 70.73 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Punjab stood at 69.65 percent of which male and female were 75.23 percent and 63.36 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Punjab stands at 18,707,137 of which males were 10,436,056 and females were 8,271,081.

Punjab Density 2011

Total area of Punjab is 50,362 sq. km. Density of Punjab is 551 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Punjab was 484 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Punjab Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Punjab is 895 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 876 per 1000 males in Punjab.

Punjab 2015 Population

What is the population of Punjab in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Punjab was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. But we can do projection of future Punjab 2016 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year Projected Population
2011 27,743,338 2.77 Crore
2012 28,055,849 2.81 Crore
2013 28,365,560 2.84 Crore
2014 28,672,427 2.87 Crore
2015 28,976,410 2.90 Crore
2016 29,277,472 2.93 Crore
2017 29,575,578 2.96 Crore
2018 29,870,697 2.99 Crore
2019 30,162,799 3.02 Crore
2020 30,162,799 3.05 Crore
2021 30,162,799 3.07 Crore

Punjab Table Data

Approximate Population 2.77 Crores 2.44 Crore
Actual Population 27,743,338 24,358,999
Male 14,639,465 12,985,045
Female 13,103,873 11,373,954
Population Growth 13.89% 19.76%
Percantage of total Population 2.29% 2.37%
Sex Ratio 895 876
Child Sex Ratio 846 798
Density/km2 551 484
Density/mi2 1,427 1,253
Area(Km2) 50,362 50,362
Area mi2 19,445 19,445
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 3,076,219 3,171,829
Male Population (0-6 Age) 1,665,994 1,763,801
Female Population (0-6 Age) 1,410,225 1,408,028
Literacy 75.84 % 69.65 %
Male Literacy 80.44 % 75.23 %
Female Literacy 70.73 % 63.36 %
Total Literate 18,707,137 14,756,970
Male Literate 10,436,056 8,442,293
Female Literate 8,271,081 6,314,677

Punjab Religious Data

Punjab is the only Sikh majority state in India with approximately 57.69 % of state population following Sikhism. Hinduism is second most popular religion in state of Punjab with 38.49 % following it. In Punjab state, Islam is followed by 1.93 %, Jainism by 0.16 %, Buddhism by 0.12 % and Christianity by 1.26 %. Around 0.04 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.32 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Sikh 16,004,754 57.69 %
Hindu 10,678,138 38.49 %
Muslim 535,489 1.93 %
Christian 348,230 1.26 %
Not Available 87,564 0.32 %
Jain 45,040 0.16 %
Buddhist 33,237 0.12 %
Other Religion 10,886 0.04 %

Punjab Urban/Rural Population 2011

Punjab Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Punjab, 37.48% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 10,399,146 of which 5,545,989 are males and while remaining 4,853,157 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 37.48 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Punjab was 875 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 852 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Punjab were 1,130,717. Of total population in urban region, 10.87 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Punjab for Urban regions was 83.18 percent in which males were 86.67% literate while female literacy stood at 68.29%. Total literates in urban region of Punjab were 7,709,480.

Punjab Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Punjab state, around 62.52 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 9,093,476 and 8,250,716 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Punjab state was 17,344,192. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 62.52%.

In rural regions of Punjab state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 907 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 844 girls per 1000 boys. In Punjab, 1,945,502 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 11.22 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Punjab, literacy rate for males and female stood at 76.62 % and 58.99 %. Average literacy rate in Punjab for rural areas was 71.42 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 10,997,657.

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 62.52 % 37.48 %
Total Population 17,344,192 10,399,146
Male Population 9,093,476 5,545,989
Female Population 8,250,716 4,853,157
Population Growth 7.75 % 25.86 %
Sex Ratio 907 875
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 844 852
Child Population (0-6) 1,945,502 1,130,717
Child Percentage (0-6) 11.22 % 10.87 %
Literates 10,997,657 7,709,480
Average Literacy 71.42 % 83.18 %
Male Literacy 76.62 % 86.67 %
Female Literacy 58.99 % 68.29 %

Punjab Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Ludhiana (Municipal Corporation) 1,618,879 874,908 743,971
Amritsar (Municipal Corporation) 1,132,383 601,008 531,375
Jalandhar (Municipal Corporation) 862,886 457,636 405,250
Patiala (Municipal Corporation) 406,192 215,617 190,575
Bathinda (Municipal Corporation) 285,788 151,524 134,264
Hoshiarpur (Municipal Council) 168,653 88,304 80,349
Batala (Municipal Council) 156,619 82,584 74,035
Moga (Municipal Council) 150,411 79,663 70,748
Pathankot (Municipal Council) 148,937 78,117 70,820
Mohali (Municipal Council) 146,213 76,507 69,706

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Amritsar 1,183,549 628,420 555,129
Jalandhar 874,412 463,636 410,776


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